OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One specs comparison: which one to settle for?


The OnePlus family of devices just welcomed its third member so far - the fairly compact and predominantly mid-range OnePlus X. True, its specs are mostly run-of-the-mill ones, but the compact size and the curiously-sounding ceramic edition that OnePlus is offering are certainly intriguing.

Design aside, the specs sheet of the OnePlus X is nothing spectacular, but still not too shabby. We have a 5-inch AMOLED display up at the front, a time-tested Snapdragon 801 which is a safe bet for a mid-range phone nowadays, and 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear shooter, microSD card slot, and a 2,525mAh powerbank at the rear. All of this can be yours for as low as $249.

But how does it stack up against the other two offerings that OnePlus has in store? It's rather hard to sum everything up with in a couple of sentences, so we came up with a three-way specs comparison between everything the "never-settling" smartphone maker has created so far.

Check it out below. Which handset offers the best value for money? Drop your opinion in the comments section.

OnePlus X vs OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.28 %
73.27 %
71.81 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 430
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
64GB
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UI

Battery

Capacity

2525 mAh
3300 mAh
3100 mAh

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP
13 MP
13 MP

Features

CMOS image sensor, PDAF
OIS, Laser autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.3 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.06"

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

 
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (140 x 69 x 6.9 mm)
5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm)
6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Frame: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Notification light
Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 249
 
$ 349


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5 Comments

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Good specs but buying chinaphones is too dangerous.

3. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I have to say I can't - and I'm trying hard here - see how the Oneplus X is a midrange phone. The SD801 is still one of the fastest mobile CPUs that Oneplus could source, and all the other specs are at or better than flagships like the iPhone. So what makes this mid-range? If it weren't Android (personal preference) I'd be more than happy with the X.

2. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

So their latest smartphone is the lowest spec'ed device? Good luck with that...

5. poop4lyfe

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Well to be fair it is their cheapest phone yet.

1. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

One Plus One bc I prefer it's looks.

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